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Bilal Ashraf gets jazzy in the new Superstar song


August 5, 2019

After the very Bolly-inspired ‘Dharak Bharak’, it’s time to get out your jazz hands. The latest track from Superstar sung by Mustahsan Khan and Mustafa Zahid, is out and we can’t help but nod along to it After the very Bolly-inspired ‘Dharak Bharak’, it’s time to get out your jazz hands. The latest track from Superstar sung by Mustahsan Khan and Mustafa Zahid, …

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Twitter Share Facebook Count Pakistani dramas normalise gaslighting. Here’s hoping Khaas changes that


August 5, 2019

15 episodes in and things aren’t looking up for for Saba (Sanam Baloch) and Amar (Ali Rehman Khan), the two lead protagonists of Hum TV’s drama, Khaas. The story of Khaas revolves around Saba, who slowly discovers that her seemingly wonderful husband, Amar is an emotionally abusive narcissist. Saba and Amar make a beautiful couple: wealthy and educated, with families that love them …

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Gibson exits as South Africa adopt football-style management structure


August 5, 2019

South Africa will radically overhaul their management team, including saying goodbye to coach Ottis Gibson, as they instead move to a football-style new structure. West Indian Gibson will not have his contract renewed after a disappointing World Cup in England, where the Proteas won only three of their nine matches and were never in the hunt for the semi-finals. “Members …

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Australia’s Smith scores second hundred of comeback Test


August 5, 2019

Australia’s Steve Smith scored his second hundred of his comeback Test against England in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston on Sunday before he was eventually dismissed for 142. Smith, 98 not out at lunch on the fourth day, cover-drove fast bowler Stuart Broad for a boundary early in the second session to complete a 147-ball century with his 10th four. …

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Olympic cycling champion breaks collarbone


August 5, 2019

LONDON: Olympic champion Elinor Barker has confirmed she suffered a broken collarbone in a high-speed pile-up at the end of the women’s Ride London Classique in London on Saturday. Barker, part of the British women’s team pursuit squad that won gold on the track in Rio in 2016, was brought down during the sprint to the line near Buckingham Palace. …

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Sancho stars as Dortmund down Bayern to win German Super Cup


August 5, 2019

DORTMUND: English winger Jadon Sancho starred for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday to help his side beat rivals Bayern Munich 2-0 to win their sixth DFL Super Cup and claim early bragging rights in the curtain raiser for the German Bundesliga. The teenager was the key man, assisting one goal and brilliantly setting up Paco Alcacer for the other in front …

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Marquez chalks up 50th career win to extend MotoGP lead


August 5, 2019

BRNO: Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his 50th career race win with victory at the Czech MotoGP on Sunday after the race had originally been delayed by 45 minutes due to rain. Spain’s defending champion beat Ducati’s Italian Andrea Dovizioso by 2.4sec to extend his advantage at the top of the riders’ standings to 63 points with his sixth triumph of …

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Smith slams second ton as Australia build lead at Edgbaston


August 5, 2019

BIRMINGHAM: England finally saw the back of Steve Smith but only after a second century in his comeback Test saw Australia compile a potentially match-winning lead in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston on Sunday. Ashes-holders Australia, bidding to win their first Test series away to England in 18 years, were 356-5 at tea on the fourth day — 266 runs …

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Name and number on Test jerseys look awful: Shoaib Akhtar


August 5, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday termed the addition of name and number on Test match jerseys as awful and urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to revert the decision. “Player’s name and number on the white Test match kit looks awful. Should not be there. Takes away from the traditional spirit in which the game is …

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PIA’s predicament — to privatise or reorganise


August 5, 2019

The continuing burden on the national exchequer and tax-payers’ waning confidence in the government’s intent to recoup a sick airline is a serious concern. Malaysian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Italy’s Alitalia, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and a host of other state-owned airlines, that are de facto the ‘flags of inconvenience’ (as economist refers to them) continue to get periodic life-saving …

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